Posts in Category: Oahu

Expect the Unexpected 2

As I said in my previous post, I wasn’t expecting to take night cityscape photographs on my trip to Hawaii. But then I did!

Here’s a second night-time cityscape from Waikiki. This one is from a little earlier in the evening so I’m still getting a little of that “blue hour” sky. I only shot these night cityscapes on one night while we were in Oahu. Since I wasn’t expecting to shoot them, I didn’t plan ahead so it’s only by luck that I managed to catch part of the blue hour sky.

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Expect the Unexpected

When I went to Hawaii, I went expecting to take mostly landscape photographs with maybe a few cultural-type photos of people and events. It didn’t occur to me at all that I might be taking night photographs of any type and especially cityscapes.

Oahu Island is very developed.  It’s very much a big city. I guess I hadn’t thought about that when leaving for Hawaii but when I got there I realized there was a real opportunity to shoot some unusual cityscapes. It’s not often you can shoot a big city and a beautiful beach in the same exposure.

Anyway, if you follow my photography you know that night photography is something of a specialty of mine. I took this photograph on the beach at Waikiki near the famous Duke’s restaurant. It was a bit of a challenge to get an image that  captured the amazing blue-green color of the ocean while also properly exposing for the city lights. I think this photo balances the two very well.

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